More than 32 percent

of West Virginia college students report
doing something they regret after drinking alcohol.

+30%

forget what they did

+26%

had unprotected sex

The good news is
we’re making an impact.

More than 40 percent of college students nationwide report binge drinking. But, in West Virginia that number is lower. Thirty four percent of college students report taking part in this risky behavior and that number can get even lower.

34%

Binge Drinking

Effects

  • Drinking & driving
  • Physical injury
  • Sexual assault
  • Health problems
  • Academic problems
  • Alcoholism
  • Death

Unfortunately, this type of behavior is all too common on our college and university campuses. WVCIA is charged with taking a proactive approach to address alcohol, other drugs and associated violence at the college level.

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West Virginia Collegiate Initiative
to Address High Risk Alcohol Use

Impacting lives,
one student at a time.

Through collaboration with universities, colleges, community and technical colleges of West Virginia, local and state policy makers, decision makers and stakeholders, state agencies and community outreach campaigns, the West Virginia Collegiate Initiative to Address High Risk Alcohol Use is determined to continue making an impact on the lives of college students.

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